i hope life was not this hard for the early settlers of our country. Wonderful, suspenseful story about well developed, colorful characters. Love it almost as much as Lonesome Dove.
A sequel to "Lovesome Dowe"...A very good book on it's own, but loses in comparasion with the first one.
I recommend this book to anyone
After the last cattle drive...how do we go on? The sequel to Lonesome Dove
If you liked Lonesome Dove, you will like Streets of Larado.
Excellent sequal to Lonesome Dove.
In this sequel to Larry McMurtry's LONESOME DOVE, ornery Texas Ranger Captain Call takes on one last mission, tracking down a killer as a freelance bounty hunter. With Pea Eye Parker tagging along, he crosses paths with such Western luminaries as Judge Roy Bean and John Wesley Hardin.
From aurthor of Lonesome Dove, VERY GOOD!
One of the top twenty all-time best books I've ever read from one of the best writers who ever lived. McMurtry is the mastercrafter of interesting characters and authenticity of historical detail drips from every page. I want all his books (in this series) in hardback.
Great sequel to Lonesome Dove
One of Larry McMurtry's best!
Not as good as Lonesome Dove. I was disappointed in his characters this time around but worth reading if you liked Lonesome Dove. Read LD first though.
Another good Book by Mc murtry. Besure to read it after reading Lonesome Dove. Many references to that you need to know to put it all together
good follow up Lonesome Dove.
I started with Comanche Moon then Lonesome Dove, now Streets of Laredo. I knew it was the last book but I didn't want to end the series there, so will read Dead Man's Walk last because it is the beginning of Woodrow and Gus.
Of course, McMurtry is the best at putting life in prespective. What has struck me through the series is that not much, if anything, has changed through time. People still lie, cheat, steal, make unusual friendships, are unfathomly selfish, unconscious of their own and others inner workings, marry for the wrong reasons, are subject to Mother Nature's weather & animals, and generally are at the Mercy of Life and their decisions. Death can still come quickly when least expected to those least deserving or who cannot accept it or don't try to protect it. Your transportation can still fall on top of you (horse, car, airplane), disease, sniper fire or serial killer, hate killing, war...there's nothing new under the sun.
We, as a human race, know more now, but really have not learned more.
McMurtry's view of life, at least as told in these stories, is much like my own; cynical, but real.
Now I'm looking forward to Dead Man's Walk. I want it to end where it began.
From another review I wrote on another web site:
I listened to the audio (a very good reader) & pictured the actors from Lonesome Dove. Most enjoyable that way. Probably can't say much more than what's already been said. Listening to Lonesome Dove now (not as good a reader). Set 30 years after Comanche Moon. Trying to read in sequence but I think Dead Man's Walk was first.
McMurtry wraps up his Lonesome Dove cycle definitively as he writes of the final days of many of his characters, with some unexpected resolutions, wrapped around the story of an aging Captain Call on the trail of a cold-blooded killer.
This book is a sequel to Lonesome Dove and the kind of story where you just have to know what happens next.
This book is a sequel to "Lonesome Dove". Streets of Laredo" follows the life of Woodrow Call as he tries to capture a young Mexican train robber. I liked it but not as much as I did "Lonesome Dove".